Customised sled dog tours and expeditions – making it personal
Whether it’s a hike, a cart or sledding tour or an expedition, our main goal is to create a personal and unique experience of Svalbard. Providing tours for a relatively small group of people at a time allow us to utilise our knowledge of the customers’ needs and expectations to a greater extent, thus making us able to customise our product more specifically to the individual. Changing the route or starting time of a tour upon request are examples of simple adjustments that are manageable within reasonable frames and create a considerably higher value for the guests.
Smaller groups have a greater chance to experience the wild Svalbard nature in its purest form. In our opinion there is no better way to do this than giving them a firsthand experience of the simple life and introducing them to traditional sled dogs and their use as a traditional way of transportation in the arctic regions as it has been done for thousands of years.
In addition to the touring program, we are providing expedition tours and expedition support with our freighting dogs, polar bear watch or logistics, which makes Polardogs Svalbard unique.
Me?! I grew up as an ordinary Berlin city boy with no intention living in the outdoors. A decent education, a study after that, then working as an event lighting technician- that was the plan. But 10 years ago, it all changed when I got my first sleddog out of a dog shelter. Since then it was a constant improvement from city life, to a cabin in the woods of Germany, to 4 years of guiding people in northern Sweden. And finally, coming up to Svalbard with 5 of my own bred dogs. During all this time I learned allot from different people/musher and I did read all I could. The rest of the time I spent on multiple week hikes during summer and on the sled and skis during winter time.
What better way, than to combine my passion for sleddogs with my job… And from time to time taking a break, take my team and explore the arctic areas myself…